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2012 Greater Los Angeles Regional Tournament Results

The 2012 Greater Los Angeles Regional Botball Tournament took place in Yucaipa, CA on May 19th. This year's tournament were bein' held at th' Crafton Hills College Gymnasium in Yucaipa, CA, to be sure. There were 21 registered teams that entered th' 2012 competition.

Here be th' results fer:

Overall Winners

The Overall winners fer Botball be determined by Double Elimination rank, Seedin' Round scores an' Online an' Onsite Documentation scores.

1 Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0490 )
2 PDHS AzTechs (12-0446 )
3 Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0037 )
4 Tri-Desert Robotics (12-0534 )
5 PDHS AzTechs (12-0450 )

Double Elimination

Robots from two different teams compete on th' game board simultaneously in an effort t' score as many points as possible, but also t' keep their opponent from scorin', and a bottle of rum! Yaaarrrrr! Double Elimination placement makes up about one-third o' th' overall Botball score.

1 Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0490 )
2 Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0037 )
3 PDHS AzTechs (12-0450 )
4 Santa Barbara High School Robotics Club (12-0639 )

Seedin'

In th' Seedin' Rounds, team's run their robots unopposed an' attempt t' score th' most points possible. Seedin' round scores determine initial placement in th' Double Elimination bracket an' account fer about one-third o' each team's overall score.

1 Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0490 )
2 PDHS AzTechs (12-0446 )
3 Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0037)
4 Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0036)

Outstandin' Documentation

Botball teams be required t' complete documentation coverin' their work on their competition robots. Documentation scores determine about one-third o' each team's overall score.

Outstandin' Documentation PDHS AzTechs (12-0450)
Outstandin' Documentation Santa Barbara High School Robotics Club (12-0639)

Judges' Choice Trophies

Throughout th' tournament, th' judges select teams t' be singled out fer Judges' Choice awards fer excellence in a variety o' categories.

Overall Judges' Choice Santa Barbara High School Robotics Club (12-0639)
Spirit o' Botball La Puente High School (12-0087)
KISS Award Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0490)

Judges' Choice Certificates

Outstandin' Engineerin' Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0037)
Outstandin' Engineerin' Desert Robotics - John Glenn Middle School (12-0036 )
Outstandin' Overall Design Tri-Desert Robotics (12-0534)
Most Promisin' Design PDHS AzTechs (12-0450)
Most Promisin' Design Providence High School (12-0412)
Rookie Perseverance Award Caps Team 2 (12-0499)

Complete Results